About 250 parents were on campus on Thursday, October 16, for the first day of Parents Weekend. The dayʻs activities included class visits at the Middle and Upper Schools, presentations by Special Agent Arnold Laʻanui, Lewis and Clark College, and HPA guidance counselors, and lunch in the Village Campus Dining Room and in the Taylor Commons Dining Hall. Kevin MacLennan, University of Colorado, Boulder, director of admission was the featured speaker.
The Hawaii Preparatory Academy awarded diplomas to 113 members of the Class of 2015 at commencement exercises May 22 at Castle Gymnasium.
Richard Braithwaite, senior class leader and Upper School English teacher, gave the commencement address. Eliana Kaplan, student council president, received the Headmaster’s Award and Davy Ragland was named the Senior Scholar.
Aloha, HPA family and friends. Join us for the 19th Annual Headmaster's Cup, which will take place on Friday, June 5 at the Rees Jones Kohanaiki course in Kona. This fun filled day benefits financial aid and athletics at HPA, and your partnership will ensure the continued impact of the gathering.
Forty-six HPA eighth graders participated in this yearʻs Visitor Industry Charity Walk, along with teachers Laura Jim, Chris Nilsen, Cathy Grant, Julie Camarillo, Rita Wen, and Lisa Van Kirk. The event was held on Saturday, May 9, at the Mauna Lani Resort.
Congratulations to Emalia Higgins, who was the overall female champion! Sihkea Jim took first and Chris Chock took second in the Male 10-19 age division, while Joey Cootey took first and Zoe Ganley took second in the Female 10-19 age division.
Lower School Student Council members and advisor Mariah Dodd, visited the Hawaiʻi Island Humane Society in Waimea on Monday, May 11. Students raised funds through ice cream sales and presented a check for $200 to the organization, along with towels and many toys and treats for their furry friends.
As we begin the new year, I personally want to extend a very warm welcome on behalf of the Village Campus faculty and staff to our new families and to offer our sincere gratitude to those returning. Your faith in, and commitment to, our ability to educate your children is greatly appreciated and we look forward to working as a team to grow successful, happy children together.